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UNCW mens basketball hoisting the CBI trophy after defeating Middle Tennessee State in the CBI Championship on Mar. 23, 2022 (Nathan Hovey)

MBB wins first postseason championship in program history

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor March 23, 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – UNCW men’s basketball captured its first postseason title after capping off the 10th double-digit comeback win this season to defeat Middle Tennessee State in double overtime,...

Jamahri Harvey during UNCWs matchup with Towson on Feb. 17, 2022 at Trask Coliseum.

UNCW MBB to play in CBI

Bailey Swogger, Staff Writer March 19, 2022

The UNCW men’s basketball team will participate in this year's CBI (College Basketball Invitational) starting on Sunday, Mar. 20, when the Seahawks take on VMI. The Seahawks lost a thriller in...

Shykeim Phillips (2) addressing the Seahawk crowd inside Trask Coliseum.

Worst to first: MBB reaches mountaintop of CAA

Bailey Swogger, Staff Writer March 2, 2022

Not very often does a team go from worst to first in the conference in only one year, but that is exactly what the UNCW men’s basketball team just did. On Saturday, the UNCW team defeated Delaware to...

Mary McMillan during UNCWs matchup with Charleston on Feb. 28, 2022.

Lady Hawks drop 16th straight in loss to Cougars

Matt Bilotto, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW women’s basketball found itself on the losing end of Sunday’s 87-56 final against Charleston. The Hawks (3-23, 0-15 Colonial Athletic Association) remain...

Jaylen Sims during UNCWs matchup with Drexel on Jan. 31, 2022 (Davis Kirk)

Seahawks escape close one in Philly

Bailey Swogger, Staff Writer February 26, 2022

The UNCW men’s basketball team took down Drexel Thursday night in another game that went down to the wire. The Seahawks’ 20th win of the season did not come easy, as neither team shot above...

Students celebrate Saturday’s victory over James Madison at Trask Coliseum.

Rafters, rim-rockers, and…right hooks?

Bailey Swogger, Staff Writer February 21, 2022

Saturday was a night that will not soon be forgotten in Wilmington, NC. The night was set up to be a big one before it started. A senior night ceremony, Devontae Cacok jersey retirement, and a rematch...

Jamahri Harvey during UNCWs game against Towson on Feb. 17, 2022 (Davis Kirk)

Hawks lose pivotal matchup, possibly more

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor February 17, 2022

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – One fan said it best after Towson’s 79-55 blowout win over UNCW on Thursday night: “That was an old-fashioned butt-whooping.” Towson outplayed the Hawks in nearly...

Mike Okauru during UNCWs matchup with Drexel on Jan. 31, 2022 inside Trask Coliseum (Davis Kirk)

MBB drops two out of three on the road

Bailey Swogger, Staff Writer February 8, 2022

Ups and downs will happen for every college basketball team over the span of a five-month season. The Seahawks, however, managed to go through all the emotions of a season in only five days. On Thursday,...

Jaylen Sims after UNCWs 12th consecutive win on Jan. 31, 2022 inside Trask Coliseum (Davis Kirk)

The meaning behind UNCW’s historic win streak

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor January 31, 2022

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – A win is a win, no matter how you look at it. However, winning 12 straight must mean a little more, right? Suddenly, the morning coffee tastes better, that afternoon breeze...

Jaylen Sims during UNCWs matchup with Northeastern on Jan. 27, 2022 inside Trask Coliseum (Zachary Kilby)

The halftime talk that helped put UNCW one step closer to history

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor January 28, 2022

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW (13-5, 7-0 Colonial Athletic Association) found themselves in an unfamiliar position for a large part of Thursday’s contest against Northeastern (6-14, 0-9 CAA). They...

Mike Okauru driving to the basket in UNCWs matchup with Norfolk State on Dec. 1, 2021 inside Trask Coliseum (Davis Kirk)

Siddle follows ninth straight win with sincere, heartfelt interview

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor January 24, 2022

BOSTON, Massachusetts – As if UNCW’s ninth consecutive win Monday night was not remarkable enough, Head Coach Takayo Siddle proved to everyone why this team will hold a special place in the hearts...

Shykeim Phillips during UNCWs matchup with Charleston on Jan. 12, 2022 inside Trask Coliseum (Zachary Kilby)

Hawks win eighth straight in OT thriller

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor January 22, 2022

TOWSON, Maryland – Nearly midway through the second half, UNCW Head Coach Takayo Siddle wrote a single word on his board that would help ignite a spark in the Seahawk huddle. “TOUGH.” Not only...

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